Simplify Your Pizza-Making with a Mixer

Every second, around 350 slices of pizza are sold in the United States. More than 41 percent of us eat pizza at least once a week, and roughly 17 percent of all restaurants are pizzerias in order to meet that demand. To say pizza is popular is an understatement.

With such a high demand and the need to churn out product in high volumes, operators need the pizza-making process to be as quick and efficient as possible. Successful pizza service begins here.

The right mixer can help deliver these results, but not for all the reasons you might think. Let’s start by talking about the two main types of mixers most commonly found in the foodservice industry.

Planetary mixers are named because of the “orbit” they create. Whether it’s a dough hook or a beater, the mechanism rotates around the bowl in an orbital fashion using a single motor. They’re versatile and can process a range of products from frosting to pizza dough making them a true, all-purpose mixer. The Globe Planetary mixer also comes with a #12 hub attachment allowing you to slice, dice, shred, and cube your pizza toppings. These can also be used in prep for other menu items like salads and other features.

Spiral mixers typically have two motors. One turns the bowl holding the product being mixed, and the other turns the hook. These two motors work in unison and often have different operating speeds to accommodate the different types of ingredients being mixed. Because of the dual motor mechanism, operators can mix higher absorption ration doughs and reduce operating time. They’re usually the best choice for high-volume processing of breads, pastas, and undeniably pizza dough.

Certainly both types can help process high-quality pizza dough — something critical in the creation of high-quality, high-volume pizza — but not everyone knows just how powerful the right mixer can be for processing pizza.

Check this out: Here’s a simple video that shows just how valuable the right mixer can be for pizzeria operators.

From slicing and shredding to mixing and mashing, having the right mixer in your pizzeria will decrease production times, increase the output of staff, and ultimately help drive quality and profit. The next step is selecting the right mixer based on volume, space, and the unique set of challenges each operator faces.

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Topics: Pizza